Erica Lansberg

Visiting Fellow

German Historical Institute Washington
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW | Washington DC 20009

Biographical Summary

Erica Lansberg joined the GHI as a Doctoral Visiting Fellow in October 2022. She is studying for her doctorate degree in American Cultural History and Transatlantic Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. Her main areas of interest are the history of children and youth, transatlantic history, World War II and its aftermath, public history, and digital history. Currently, she is also a Research Associate at the Lasky Center for Transatlantic Studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. She received her M.A. in American History, Culture and Society from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich in July 2018. From 2014 to 2016 she was an English teaching assistant at a high school in the Salzburg region through the Fulbright Austria fellowship program. In June 2014, she graduated magna cum laude from Williams College in Massachusetts with a B.A. in History and Arabic Studies and a certificate in German. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a doctoral scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, a research grant from the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, and a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Study Scholarship. 

In addition to her academic experience, Erica brings along a background in international education and library services. She is passionate about connecting the public to knowledge about history, and has published an online exhibition about the role of German women in the immediate aftermath of World War II.

Main Areas of Interest

  • History of children and youth
  • Transatlantic history
  • Transnational history
  • World War II and its aftermath
  • History of Race and Ethnicity
  • Public history
  • Digital history